BENSON – A sex offender was arrested during a traffic stop June 12th on Chicopee Road in Benson.
Narcotic agents with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle driven by Ronald Christopher Adams, 39, of Lee-Johnson Road, Dunn. While approaching the vehicle, an agent reported saw Adams attempting to hid drug paraphernalia inside the car.
During a search of the vehicle a stolen firearm, suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia were reportedly located and seized.
Adams was arrested on six criminal charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. He was booked in at the Johnston County Jail on a $500,000 secured bond.
According to the NC Sex Offender Registry, Adams was convicted in July 2002 in Johnston County for taking indecent liberties with a minor and received 24 months probation.